Vote Near on Adding Park Land in City
It's a turning point for a big piece of La Crosse land this week. The city council votes on whether to turn 160 acres of blufftop conservation land into a city park. If they make that decision, the land is forever off limits to development. But it stays a unique recreational tourist draw, argues outdoor activist and businessman, Marvin Wanders. And that's money in the bank for the city
The city purchased the land from the UW system nearly fifty years ago with the understanding it would always be accessible to the public.
What's At Stake For Sparta Voters
When people vote on a school referendum, do they really know the financial state of that district? Sparta School Superintendent, John Hendricks, says they will hold 4 forums before a February 21st referendum, which asks for $750 thousand a year for three years.
The referendum won't raise local property taxes.....it would be a continuation of the current revenue formula...passed by voters in 2007.
Onalaska Thefts On Rise
This morning the Onalaska Police Department received numerous reports of burglaries occurring during the previous night. All reports were of garage entries where access was gained through the service doors. Though most of the reports indicated that though the service doors were locked when the entries occurred none of the doors had a deadbolt lock engaged, making the lock easier to break in.
The entries all occurred in the area bounded by Quincy and Vilas and 6th North and 10th North. Items reported stolen included smaller electronics such as GPS and Satellite radios, along with change and jewelry. Police are telling people to keep all doors locked.
Onalaska Police Chief Jeff Trotnic says if you leave your garage door opener in your vehicle make sure that it’s locked and not easily visible. An unlocked car with a garage door opener is an invitation for thieves to enter your garage. If anyone has any information pertaining to these burglaries please contact the Onalaska Police Department immediately.
Local Dems Are Ready For 2012
2012 will bring us Local elections.....a recall of the governor, a presidential race........referendums.........nothing new for Vicki Burke.
The new La Crosse County Democratic Chair says her plate is completely full.....and it's only January. The first major step for the democractic party is turning in 507 thousand recall signatures a week from today.
Big Bunch of Referendums Heading Towards La Crosse Ballot
A billboard measure might not be the only advisory referendum on the spring ballot for La Crosse voters. The city council is set to vote Thursday on whether to hold a multiple-part question on billboards in April.. But an additional issue that would ask voters whether the city council should decrease in size would also be on the ballot. An additional measure could also appear, related to the binding referendum that questions whether the city should change its form of government and add a top administrator.